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Document Number: 6463

Using Student Progress to Evaluate Teachers: A Primer on Value-Added Models - Using value-added models (VAMs) to evaluate teachers based on individual students' academic gains has grown in popularity in recent years. This report argues that the implementation of VAMs raise a host of practical, technical and philosophical issues, and is intended to serve as a layperson's guide to these important issues. (Henry I. Braun, Educational Testing Service, September 2005)...

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